Regular readers will be familiar with the name Jenn, one of my dearest friends, and who has a fabulous new home in Denver.
Jenn and I are in a bit of a gift-giving cycle that we've sworn we would try to trim back... she sends a super thoughtful, beautiful gift as thanks for, say, hosting her over Thanksgiving, during which visit she also brought a super thoughtful, beautiful gift as an on-arrival hostess gift, and then I send a thank-you-for-the-thank-you, she sends a thank-you-for-the-thank-you-for-the-thank-you and so on... it's a little out of control, but we have many lovely things around the house as a result.
Knowing my love of owls, and being a frequenter of art galleries and shows, Jenn snagged me an adorable line drawing that I just had to work into my desk area, even eschewing our all-black frame rule that reigns elsewhere in the house. I also added a $13 magnetic bulletin board from Ikea. During the last desk area update I had already added the coordinating blue egg holder and the gorgeous vintage vase that Jenn sent a few months ago, and you'll see that both still play prominently. (Though I am still figuring out a way to feature the vase even more properly in the house.)
Now (please forgive the low light... it's June Gloom!)
(Yes, I realize it's lame to post clippings from Real Simple, but I just really love that quote. I own my geekiness.)
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